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Lentils of Castelluccio di Norcia PGI

Net weight: 500 g - 17.64 oz


Italy

Umbria
Description

Castelluccio di Norcia lentils are a PGI product. Castelluccio di Norcia IGP lentils are very small and have a thin skin, which makes them easy to digest. They can be cooked quickly and easily, as they do not need to be soaked, they just continue to cook.

COD: SCC.0010.0500
EAN: 8052570771004
Nutritional values
Average values ​​for 100 gr
Energy value
332 kcal - 1404 kJ
Fats
1,10 g
of which saturated
0,34 g
Carbohydrates
54,40 g
of which sugars
1,90 g
Protein
23,60 g
Fiber
13,10 g
Salt
0,02 g
Ingredients

Lentils of Castelluccio di Norcia PGI

Tips and curiosities of the tomolo

The flowering of the lentils of Castelluccio di Norcia between June and July is a unique spectacle. The plateau is a sea of colours, from the white of the prized lentils to the red of the poppies, the blue of the cornflowers and the yellow of the wild mustard, all thanks to the farmers who, in order to preserve the fields, do not use pesticides and allow other plants, even weeds, to grow on the land.

History and tradition of Castelluccio di Norcia PGI lentils

Lentils from Castelluccio di Norcia PGI are a food with ancient roots and over time they have become a symbol of the local culinary tradition, so much so that they have been awarded the prestigious PGI (Protected Geographical Indication). This certification guarantees that the product comes from the hills of Castelluccio di Norcia, in Umbria, and attests to its quality and authenticity. Castelluccio di Norcia lentils PGI therefore represent the very best of Italian cuisine, which is rich in history, tradition and culture.

Castelluccio di Norcia lentils PGI: the health benefits

As well as being a symbol of the local culinary tradition, Castelluccio di Norcia PGI lentils offer numerous health benefits. These pulses:

  • are rich in protein, fibre and minerals such as iron, phosphorus and magnesium. Thanks to their nutritional composition, Castelluccio di Norcia PGI lentils
  • are able to provide energy, aid digestion and help maintain a balanced diet
  • They are an ideal food for vegetarians and vegans, as they are an important source of vegetable protein

Choosing Castelluccio di Norcia PGI lentils means not only enjoying a high quality product, but also taking care of your health.

Best food combinations with Castelluccio di Norcia PGI lentils

Castelluccio di Norcia PGI lentils are a versatile food that can be combined with many different Italian dishes. One of the best combinations is lentil soup, a traditional Umbrian dish in which fresh vegetables and spices are added to enhance the flavour of the lentils. Castelluccio di Norcia lentils PGI are also excellent with pasta, especially with fresh tomato and basil sauce, where the soft texture of the lentils contrasts with the texture of the pasta. Finally, Castelluccio di Norcia PGI lentils can be used as a basic ingredient for vegetarian or vegan meatballs, enriched with spices and herbs for an intense and tasty flavour. In any case, Castelluccio di Norcia PGI lentils are a quality ingredient that can enrich any Italian dish, creating a unique and unforgettable culinary experience.